Bling the Children Back Home

Bling the Children Back Home

BandHip HopAvant-garde

These days, people just want that bling. We give them what they want. Serving up party-fueled socially-aware and subversive bling-bling, we come with one goal: to make hips gyrate. This 6-piece delivers disciplined performances, organic spontaneity, & a dramatic delivery of rhymes most delicious.

Biography

These days, people just want that bling. We’ve come to give them what they want. Serving up party-fueled, charismatic and subversive bling-bling, we come with one goal: to make hips gyrate.

"Hip-hop not for the uptight traditionalist?" That's what one reviewer said. "Funkadelic party music?" There's another description. "White, medallion-wearing rappers," Yes, we got that one as well, but it's much more than that...

First and foremost, Bling is a party band. We're not stiff performers looking bored and singing cliche songs with tired themes. We believe that people want entertainment when they come to a show, and when we get up on stage, we aim to please. Second, Bling is a social experiment of the most subversive nature. Listen to the lyrics, watch the moves, check the threads... We strive to be more than meets the eye.

From starting out playing late night house parties around 4am, we've now rocked about every venue in Athens, GA multiple times. (40 Watt, Georgia Theatre, Caledonia, Tasty World, and more...) We’ve also hit Atlanta, St.Simon’s, Jacksonville, Chattanooga and just recently, played two shows with NYC's Peelander-Z. “What’s it sound like?” We mix it up like P-Funk hanging out with Ween and The Beastie Boys on a day that Beck and Outkast decide to show up unexpectedly. In our wildest dreams, we are Curtis Mayfield, Digable Planets, 50 Cent, and Frank Sinatra all rolled into one...

What is "bling" really? It's the shiny, flashy stuff that everyone wants. We roll with new methods to satisfy both modern and ancient urges. We won't be pigeonholed, we refuse to bow down, and demand that you dance. Our homebase is in Athens, GA and everyone's all a buzz. Come find out why.

Set List

All originals